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MMCAP: State Program Administrator Coordinator

08 Jan 2019 6:32 PM | Priscila Barron Sanchez (Administrator)


Working Title: Attorney

Posting Date: 12/24/2018                                                                   Closing Date: 1/14/2019

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers.

Job Class: State Program Administrator Coordinator

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Administration Department/214 MAPE

Division/Unit: Office of State Procurement-MMCAP

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday-Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $30.25 hourly/$63,162 annually-$44.98 hourly/$93,918 annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214/MAPE

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary:

The Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) is a free, voluntary group purchasing organization for national government healthcare facilities via its pharmaceutical and healthcare products and services business. MMCAP is operated by the State of Minnesota and within the Office of State Procurement Division of the Department of Administration.   

MMCAP seeks an Attorney to provide MMCAP leadership and staff with legal review and support services such as drafting legal language, negotiate contracts, amend contracts, and review the work of the contract administrators and acquisition specialists to ensure compliance. This includes:

Develop policies and procedures to ensure the smooth, effective and legal operation of MMCAP.

Provide legal review, technical assistance, and input to the MMCAP lines of businesses such as pharmaceuticals, wholesaler purchasing, and other healthcare products and services, so that their respective business objectives are achieved in a legal and timely manner.

Provide legal and technical assistance to MMCAP leadership on significant issues affecting its business so that it may take appropriate action, if needed.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ·         J.D. degree from an accredited law school.
  • ·         Three years of advanced professional experience that include contract negotiations, addressing legal issues, reviewing documents/contracts for compliance and/or professional experience in the medical field.
  • ·         High-level acumen regarding federal and state laws relating to procurement, antitrust, and group purchasing organizations.
  • ·         Strong communication (oral and written skills) and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with MMCAP teams and a variety of federal, state, and local stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify and address problems, and able to give efficient and effective legal/business advice.
  • Ability to analyze needs to create input and direction for a strategic policy.
  • Ability to create and draft policies and procedures that promote and advance the MMCAP business.
  • Knowledge and skills in drafting and ability in negotiating contracts.
  • Strong dispute resolution skills.
  • ·         Strong computing skills in a PC environment (MS Word, Excel and Outlook, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ·         Knowledge, experience and understanding of group purchasing organizations; medical supplies organizations; GPO business model objectives; as well as statutory, policy and overall legal requirements for all steps of a multi-state contracting process.
  • ·         Strong organizational skills. 
  • ·         Ability to multi-task.

Additional Requirements: It is the policy of Department of Administration that all candidates submit a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check; Criminal History Check; Employment Reference Check; Education/License Verification.

How to Apply:

All interested employees should apply on the State Careers’ web site at http://www.mn.gov/careers Job ID 29121. Application deadline: 1/14/2019.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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